Cheap Vacations To Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Puerto Vallarta holds traditional Mexican culture in every corner. Located in Banderas Bay, this is a powered sand beach paradise that offers modern amenities with traditional elegance. This vacation destination has won awards for the friendliest city (2003) and best Mexican destination (2010).

Weather: 10 C – 40 C ; The rainy season is from June through October
Language: Spanish ;  tourist areas speak some English.
Currency: The Mexican peso ; US dollars are widely accepted in businesses throughout town. Major credit cards are also widely accepted. $1 CD = 13.02 pesos (as of December 3, 2012)

Getting There & Getting Around

The recently renovated Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) services international flights with planes arriving daily from Canada, the U.S, Europe and South America.

Taxi: In Puerto Vallarta taxis are all around and obtaining one is as simple as waving. Taxis are relatively inexpensive as long as you negotiate a price before you leave.

Buses: Buses are privately owned and are cost effective with fares costing about 6.5 pesos ($0.50). Ask your concierge for routes and scheduling.

Rental Cars: Rental cars are available at the airport, hotels or downtown. You must be 25 years of age with a valid drivers license (Drivers who are 21-25 can still rent but must pay a young drivers fee). Navigation can be a challenge as road signs are only in Spanish.


Canto Del Sol          ★★★★☆

Hacienda Hotel and Spa        ★★★☆☆

Now Amber Resort and Spa         ★★★★★

Villa del Palmar Vallarta Beach Resort         ★★★★☆


Golondrina #145, Col. Los Sauces
This shopping space has women’s clothing, footwear and accessories.

Art Walk
Walk through downtown along this distinguished path that will take you past all the art galleries that can be explores on your own or with a guided tour. See  the map here.

Canopy River
Insurgentes #369, Basilio Badillo or Fco. Medina Ascencio 1968A
Adventure through the jungle with zip lines, ATVs and donkey rides.

Dolphin Discovery – Aquaventuras Park
Carr. a Tepic km 155 s/n, Nuevo Vallarta

El Teatro Vallarta
This theatre puts on a number of shows including their most well-known, “Fandango”.

Galería de Ollas
Corona 176
This gallery has preserved the pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico.

Olas Atlas
Discover the shops and restaurants that line this street.

Plaza de Armas

Paseo Díaz Ordaz

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Km 24, Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Hwy 200
Walk along these jungle trails to explore the tropical flora.

Xaime Ximénez
Malecon Puerto Vallarta cp. 483000
This painter has devoted his talents to capturing Puerto Vallatra.

Zoologico de Puerto Vallarta
Camino al Eden #700 Mismaloya
This reserve offers adventures that help visitors explore the jungle.

Restaurants & Nightlife

100 Natural
Francisco Medina Ascencio 1630, Col. Olimpica

Amapa Sunset Restaurant & Beach Club
Amapas 114 Playa los muertos, Colonia Emiliano Zapata CP 48330

Andrea Restaurant
Av. Costera S/N, LH2, Fracc. Marina Vallarta C.P. 48354

Rodolfo Gómez #157, Emiliano Zapata

Barra Bar
Plaza Peninsula, locales C2 y C3

Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge
Carr. a Barra de Navidad km 7.5, Puerto Vallarta

Calle Proa s/n, Marina Vallarta

El Faro Lighthouse Bar
Royal Pacific Yacht Club, Marina Vallarta

Emiliano Restaurant
Pelicanos 311 Fracc. Marina Vallarta, C.P. 48354

Harry’s Bar
Lazaro Cardenas #328

J & B Salsa Club
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 4

Party Lounge
Avenida Mexico #993

Roxy’s Live Music
Ignacio Vallarta 217

Señor Frogs
Morelos / Galeana 518

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